Several weeks ago I created a Friday post for my students at Meramec Junior college titled doodles that was inspired by a doodle I created at a recent church board meeting. I showed my doodle and a drawing by Jack Unruh that ,I thought ,looked like a doodle. last Saturday my wife and I had the pleasure of babysitting our grand daughter Sophia and while with us she created a doodle. I began to think, when do doodles become art, and can a twenty seven month young girl create art? Is it in the eye of the beholder,in this case grandparents? I decided to add to her doodle and create a joint art project with Sophia.
Is it art now or was it art before I got involved ? Is art always in the eye of the beholder? Does calling something art really matter?